Monday, April 1, 2013

2013 Goals Update - First Quarter

This year, I am doing quarterly goals updates because I found it too difficult to keep up with monthly updates last year. So far, in the first quarter of 2013, I am not doing very well on my goals at all... I think the main reason is because I don't refer back to my list often enough. I'm going to have to pick up the pace for the rest of the year.

1. Reduce contents of home by 25% (Decluttering)
I am not on track with this goal. I've given away 2 big bags of stuff to Goodwill, gotten rid of some of the clutter in the kitchen, and sold a couple of items I will no longer use but I am still a long way away from reducing the contents of my home by 25%. I am having trouble letting go of my things but I will continue working towards it.

2. Reduce beauty box subscriptions to 3 (Decluttering)
I cancelled Glossybox but subscribed to Ipsy so I am currently at 7 subscriptions (Glymm, Topbox, Julep, Starbox, Beauty Box 5, Seasonsbox, Ipsy). I plan to cancel Ipsy after the April bag and Topbox within the next few months. I will not be renewing Glymm once my subscription runs out.

3. Implement a beauty ban for 9 months (Decluttering)
January: I was doing well until my trip to the Big Island. I usually give myself a break from my goals when I travel but I bought so much during this trip that I can't possibly overlook it.
February: I was very good in February! I don't think I purchased any beauty products.
March: I was doing very well until March 31st... then I bought a bunch of lip products from Shoppers Drug Mart (mostly due to the L'Oreal sale).

4. Fit into my Browns knee-high black boots (Health & Fitness)
Nope. Not even close.

5. Eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables per day (Health & Fitness)
I was doing well with this until I came back from my trip. Then I was getting back into a groove when my refrigerator broke. I am going to continue trying to meet this goal.

6. Plan 6 videos around a holiday or occasion (YouTube)
I've only done one so far - my 2013 goals video.

7. Film 2 reviews and/or tutorials per month (YouTube)
NARS Exhibit A Blush Review
Review of the Nume 4 Play Set - Overview
Review of the Nume 4 Play Set - 32mm Barrel

Review of the Nume 4 Play Set - 25mm Barrel
Review of the Nume 4 Play Set - 19mm Barrel
L'Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain in Rose On and On Review

Review of the Nume 4 Play Set - 9mm to 18mm Barrel
Belmacz Glow in Cornelian Review
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Lovesick Review

8. Savings goal + rewards (Miscellaneous)
I was at 20.9% as of March 31, 2013 so just shy of 25% for the first quarter.

9. Take a photo a day and post to my Tumblr (Miscellaneous)

Overall, I definitely have to work on my decluttering and health & fitness goals. I'm doing well on my YouTube, savings, and photography goals.

Did you set goals for the 2013 year? If so, please let me know how you are doing!


  1. Good luck! You really inspire me with your goals :)


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